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Mere Hills Farm
Mere Hills Farm, Welsh House Lane, Nr Dymock, Gloucestershire, GL18 1LR
Detached house offering scope for improvement, with outbuildings and pastureland, rurally situated and enjoying superb views over the surrounding countryside 13.85 Acres Offers over £625,000
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Key Features
  • Detached 3 bed period house, built in 1921 (1,256 ft²)
  • Kitchen, sitting/dining room, bathroom, shower room
  • Good range of agricultural buildings, and yards
  • 12.4 acres of stock-proof fenced pastureland.

Summary of Features

Detached period house, built in 1921 (1,256 ft)
3 bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room
Fitted kitchen, open plan sitting/dining room
Good range of agricultural buildings, and yards
12.4 acres of stock-proof fenced pastureland.


In all about 13.85 Acres.


Mileages: Newent 3 miles, Ledbury 7 miles, Gloucester 13½ miles, Ross-on-Wye 11½ miles, Malvern 15½ miles, Hereford 19 miles, Cheltenham 20½ miles, Worcester 27½ miles, Birmingham 53 miles
Road: M50 (Jct 4) 4½ miles, M5 (Jct 8) 15 miles
Railway: Ledbury, (London Mainline), Gloucester
Airport: Bristol (57½ miles), Birmingham (59½ miles)


Mere Hills Farm occupies a rural position off a quiet country lane between Dymock and Newent, with this part of Gloucestershire being renowned for its rolling countryside, local vineyards and apple orchards. The property is well placed for good access to the local towns of Newent and Ledbury, and has excellent commuter links to the larger towns and cities, which are all easily accessible. A perfect location for rural living combined with modern-day accessibility.

Mere Hills Farm

Mere Hills Farm is a County Council owned Farm having been let out since the early 1920's.
Though the property is perfectly liveable, it would benefit from internal refurbishment and also has great potential to extend, subject to the necessary permissions.
The sitting/dining room is open plan and is centrally situated within the ground floor of the house. There is also an entrance hall and a useful downstairs shower room.
The fitted kitchen benefits from a double aspect and a walk-in larder. A rear, "lean-to" porch provides additional space as a potential utility/boot room.
Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms; 2 good-sized doubles, the Master with fitted wardrobes and double aspect. The 2nd double room also has a double aspect and there is a 3rd single room. All bedrooms enjoy superb views over the surrounding countryside. There is also a good sized family bathroom.

The Outside

The property is approached off a quiet, rural lane (single track), leading to a private driveway and parking area.
Mere Hills Farm is centrally situated within a generous and private garden, which offers plenty of scope for keen gardeners. The garden is mainly lawn with some mature shrubs and trees. There is also a timber garden store by the house.
The farm outbuildings comprise: "Separate Barn" with its own access and enclosure: 16.2m x 13.46m; Stock Barn (steel barn with block walls): 13.4m x 13.4m;Dutch Barn: 18m x 7.2m; with lean-to: 5.4m x 14.2mMilking Parlour & Bulk Tank Room (block built) 8.8m x 7.3m; Calf Shed with water troughs: 13.2m x 4.4m and an additional block built outbuilding.
The farm outbuildings are all surrounded by large, hard-standing/concrete yards.
There are 2, stock-proof fenced fields of sloping pasture. The fields could be divided to create smaller paddocks, if required.


Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage (septic tank). Electric heating.


Standard broadband is available but not connected.

Council Tax

Believed to be Band "C" (Circa £1,662; 20/21).

Local Authority

Forest of Dean District Council: 01594 810000.


This property is not Listed.


Rated "G".

Uplift Clause

The property is subject to an overage clause in favour of the seller, being 50% of any uplift in value on the commencement of any works following the grant of any residential planning permission for a period of 30 years. It should be noted that alterations and extensions to the house shall not trigger this clause provided that the same remains in use as a single residential dwelling.


Primary: Dymock, Pauntley and Newent. Further information is available at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
Secondary: Newent. Further information is available at: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
Independent: Gloucester, Cheltenham and Malvern have some outstanding independent schools. Further information is available at: www.isc.co.uk


The village halls at Dymock and Pauntley hosts a variety of community events during the year, including a popular beer festival in the summer. The nearby market town of Newent offers a good range of shops to satisfy most domestic requirements together with a health centre, post office, library and leisure centre. Also close by, Ledbury provides further amenities, including a local Theatre, and this property is well placed for the commercial centres of Gloucester and Cheltenham, offering more extensive retail, leisure and cultural facilities.


Many fine walks, cycle rides and outdoor activities are available in the popular Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, which are within easy driving distance. There are a variety of sports clubs close by in Newent including cricket, hockey, football and rugby clubs, as well as a well-known golf course. The International Centre for Birds of Prey is also only a short drive away. A selection of good pubs can be found in the locality and the nearby Three Choirs Vineyard has a good restaurant, also offering tours and wine tasting events.


This area is renowned for its ties to the Dressage community, with Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin being based within the locality. International eventer, Vittoria Panizzon, also has a yard within the area. There is excellent outriding, with a network of public bridleways being easily accessible. Fairfields Stables offers a range of facilities and trainers, and is only a stone's throw away. Hartpury college and Summerhouse Equestrian offer tuition and run a variety of equestrian events. Annual Horse Trials take place annually at Homme House, Much Marcle. Horse racing is at Cheltenham.

Additional Information

Grant & Co has been asked to sell the property on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.


GL18 1LR.


What 3 Words Address: position:outboard:leafingFrom Dymock; Head out of the village towards Newent on the B4215 and cross over the M50. After about 0.4 miles as you head up the hill, take the first left hand turning onto Welsh House Lane. Follow the lane for about 0.5 miles where Mere Hills Farm will be found on the left hand side.From Newent; Head out of the town and at the traffic light junction head straight across on the B4215 towards Ledbury and Dymock. Follow the road for about 2 miles, passing the Three Choirs Vineyard on your right and then after about 300 yards, take the right hand turning on to Welsh House Lane. Follow the lane for about 0.5 miles where Mere Hills Farm will be found on the left hand side.


By prior appointment only via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that:1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.